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Pi·tot-stat·ic tube(pē′tō-stăt′ĭk, pē-tō′-)
A device consisting of a Pitot tube and a static tube combined to measure simultaneously the total and static pressure in a fluid stream. It can be used in aircraft to determine relative wind speed.
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(General Physics) combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed indicator, indicates the fluid velocity. Also called: Pitot tube
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Pi′tot-stat′ic tube`(ˈpi toʊ, piˈtoʊ-)
a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube, used to measure airspeed.
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